Now available in all Whole Foods stores in California
Pure Spreadable Butter is an iconic ingredient and food staple with a history as rich as its taste. It originates in India where it’s called “Ghee” and is used extensively in cooking and to promote health. Replace your everyday butter & oil with 100% Grass-Fed Pure Spreadable Butter.
Ghee is a delicious superfood with restorative properties that is similar to butter but is better for your health. This pure clarified butter is boiled to perfection eliminating all milk solids making it dairy, casein and lactose free. Ghee is an essential healthy fat and a nutrient powerhouse rich in Butyric Acid, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Omega Fatty Acids and Medium Chain triglycerides among others.
4th & Heart is bringing this ancient Ayurvedic ingredient to the spotlight by crafting ghee in one-of-a-kind gourmet flavors of White Truffle, East Asian Garlic, Himalayan Pink Salt, Madagascar Vanilla and original. I first tasted it at The Echo Park Craft fair then at Erewhon and now I can say, I’ve tried each flavor and it’s sort of like a gathering of your favorite jeans. It’s hard to know which to use because they are all divine and have such unique distinctive stories to tell. But when you use the right one, you’ve made a choice that makes you feel amazing all day. They add so much depth to whatever you are eating, not to mention health benefits (read on!).
Each one has a superb flavor profile and is a tremendous addition to a variety of dishes and meal preparations, both savory and sweet. From chocolate pudding to walnut bolognese to kale pesto, there are endless uses for ghee.
Ghee is regarded as an essential part of an Ayurvedic diet and has numerous healing properties including:
- Improved digestion-Packed with butyric acid, a short medium chain fatty acid that speeds up digestion & heals the digestive tract
- Increased metabolism-When consumed in proper quantities, ghee actually speeds up your metabolism helping you burn fat and lose weight
- Anti-inflammatory & Lowers cholesterol-Rich in omega fatty acids it lowers cholesterol, boosts heart health and rids body of excess bile
- Strengthens Immunity & Flexibility-Butyric acid increases killer T cells in the gut boosting immunity & lubricates joints promoting flexibility
- Does not break down into free radicals-Unlike most oils, ghee has a very high smoke point & won’t break down while cooking
- Gluten and dairy free while derived from grass fed, pasture raised cows
Founder Raquel Gunsagar is a devout Ashtangi and mother of two living in Los Angeles. She puts the utmost value on nutrition and properly nourishing the body and is thrilled to bring her ghee to the community. 4th & Heart has just undergone a re-brand and was formerly Tava Life.
Ghee is commonly known as a medium chain fatty acid (MCT). MCTs decrease hunger and increase metabolism. Studies show that when replacing butter with ghee, metabolism increases, and cholesterol remains unaffected. Another benefit of MCTs are improved cognitive function. (Source)
Aids in Digestion
Ghee is also rich in in butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid. Beneficial intestinal bacteria convert fiber into butyric acid and then use that for energy and intestinal wall support. Therefore, this aids in your bodies natural digestive function. (Source)
Ghee is pure and does not contain any hydrogenated oils that can damage your health.
Rich in Vitamins
Ghee is rich in the healthy fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, which are critical to bone, brain, heart, and immune system function.
Natural Source of Anti-Carcinogen CLA
Ghee from grass-fed cows contains the natural cancer-fighting fatty acid conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which aids in weight loss and has been shown to slow the progression of some types of cancer and heart disease.
Recipe ideas HERE!
It’s spreadable and tastes like butter!
No need to soften butter for cooking or for spreading on bread! Because it’s shelf stable, ghee/brewed butter is always soft.
Easy to Bake With
No need to soften butter for all those baking recipes. Select equal portions of ghee to butter and use for baking with ease.
Since all the milk solids are removed through reducing the butter and then filtering the solids out through a sieve ghee becomes a lactose-free product. Therefore people who are lactose intolerant can replace butter or margarine with Tava Life Provisions ghee.
Tava Life Provisions ghee is shelf stable and can remain fresh for up to nine months, even unrefrigerated.
High Temperature Cooking
When you cook with butter the milk fat easily burns. Cooking with pure ghee, aka Pure Spreadable Butter™, you can cook at high temperatures of 250°C (482°F), which is well above typical cooking temperatures of around 200°C (392°F) and above that of most vegetable oils.
It’s so easy Paleo-ish Chocolate Pudding
1 8 oz can of organic coconut cream
1 cup powdered cacao
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup of pitted organic dates
1 tablespoon vanilla bean ghee
- Heat coconut cream and vanilla bean ghee just slightly in a small sauce pan until lukewarm
- Toss all the ingredients into a Vitamix blender
- Serve into small bowls
- Refrigerate for five minutes